AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BOLTZMANN FACTOR BY USING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

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Abstract

We present an experiment and simulations aimed at introducing the Boltzmann factor mathematicalexpression and at illustrating the fundamental concepts on which it is grounded. The experiment uses aneasily available Microcomputer Based Laboratory apparatus. Simulations are developed in the Net-Logoenvironment that, besides having a friendly user-interface, allows an easy interaction with the algorithm. The approach supplies a pedagogical support for the introduction of the Boltzmann factor at undergraduate level to students without a background in statistical mechanics.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine0
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2010

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